Leek Musselburgh

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A Scottish Heirloom variety introduced in 1834, remaining one of the most popular and hardy varieties available today. A late variety which stands deep into winter and produces large, very thick stems with an excellent mild flavour. Grows well in most locations.

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Leek Musselburgh

Leek Musselburgh. A Scottish Heirloom variety introduced in 1834, remaining one of the most popular and hardy varieties available today. A late variety which stands deep into winter and produces large, very thick stems with an excellent mild flavour. Grows well in most locations.

Cultivation Advice Leek Musselburgh

Days To Germination: 14 to 18 days

Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 60 to 80F

Days To Harvest: 130 days

Planting Depth: 1/2inchSpacing,

Row: 24 inches Spacing,

Plant: 8 inches

Light: Sunny Location

  • Leek is extremely hardy, forgiving and can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked.
  • Sow sparingly directly in drills in early-mid spring,
  • the aim to produce pencil thick plants of around 8” tall for transplant to their final position.
  • Can be planted in trays under cover and transplanted for an earlier crop.
  • When pencil size (around Jun/Jul) lift carefully and remove the top third of the foliage and 1/3 of the roots.
  • Transplant in pre-made holes of 4-6 inches deep,
  • 8 inches between plants in a sunny position with rotted organic matter incorporated.
  • If space is limited this can be reduced,
  • provided you pull alternative plants when young to make space for the remainder to grow.
  • When transplanting carefully poor water into the hole to wash soil around the roots,
  • then leave and earth up as they grow to blanche the stems.
  • (Do not get soil between the leaves).
  • Harvest alternate plants when large enough for use.